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morality. One day we happened to hear a verse inculcating
sound political wisdom. The idea that we should act accord-
ino* to the teaching* of the verse had taken root in our mind
ever since. Therefore, we resolved to organize an army larger
than the forces of all the feudatory chiefs, and put down the
Mussalnians (with its help). (The way to secure) this (end) is
this. Nothing can be achieved without the kaijltam (army).
Therefore, we must enter the city with a well-equipped kaijltam
army comprising elephants, horses, foot-soldiers, and atten-
Saluva Tinimarusayya said in reply : " Is it necessary for
Your Majesty to come in this fashion to secure such (a small)
object; I shall acquire at this moment all the elephants, horses
and foot-soldiers, in a manner most agreeable to Your Majesty's
wishes. Your Majesty may return now with the fourfold Army,"
Then, Saluva Timmarasa summoned the captains, chiefs,
amara-nayakas. troopers of the army and the people of the
seventy-two niyogas. to an assembly: he also sent for the
karntkas of the kandacara Department, whom he commanded
to state the number of elephants, horses, and soldiers which
the amara-tiayakas had to maintain.
The accountants submitted that the amara-riayakas had to
maintain 24,000 horse, 120 ghats of elephants and 2,00,000
foot-soldiers; and for maintaining this force, they were
governing territories yielding an annual income of 4,80,00,000
varahas, that is at the rate of 40,00,000 per month. When
the accountants submitted their statement, the Eaya com-
manded, " You should take the muster of amara troopsó
elephants, horses, and menóbefore the expiry of the few
(remaining) hours of to-day ; and that for the elephants, horses
and foot-soldiers falling short of the (prescribed number), you
should calculate the balance which each amara-wiyaka has to
pay for the teu years which elapsed since the accession of Vira
Naraaimharaya, and collect the money due from them ". In
obedience of the royal command, the karanas accordingly